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Graduate Audition & Interview Dates 2021-2022

Auditions and interviews will be held in both in-person and virtual formats for the coming season. Please check your program’s audition/pre-screening requirements for further details, and see below for information on which formats will be available for your respective program. For the programs with dates not yet listed, please check back frequently as we are continuing our discussions with faculty to determine available dates.

 

Detailed Audition Information

Auditions and interviews will be scheduled after a successful review of an applicant’s complete application materials, submitted no later than the application deadline. All audition invitations with date confirmations will be sent via email on a rolling basis. Be sure to review your program’s audition and pre-screening requirements before submission.

About ten days before your audition, you will receive an email confirming your virtual audition details (date, time, location, and/or Zoom meeting information when applicable).

Rescheduling Policy

We understand that sometimes things happen, but whenever possible please let us know at least 24 hours in advance if you cannot attend your audition/interview. If you ask to reschedule, we will do our very best to accommodate you but understand it may not always be possible.

If you have questions about your audition and/or interview, please contact Joshua Bolton (smtd.auditions@umich.edu) (734.763.6677).

Please refer to the audition dates for your instrument or voice.

  • Composition
    • Doctoral
      Friday, January 28 (in person)
      Friday, February 4 (in person)
      Friday, February 11 (online/Zoom)
    • Masters
      Friday, January 28 (in person)
      Friday, February 4 (in person)
      Friday, February 11 (online/Zoom)

  • Conducting: Band/Wind Ensemble
    • Doctoral
      Arranged Individually
    • Masters
      Arranged Individually
  • Conducting: Choral
    • Doctoral
      Arranged Individually
    • Masters
      Arranged Individually
  • Conducting: Orchestral
    • Doctoral
      Thursday, February 3 and/or 4 – two online exams, required completion before the auditions
    • Tuesday, February 8 through Wednesday, February 9 (in person audition and interview)
    • Masters 
      Thursday, February 3 and/or 4 – two online exams, required completion before the auditions
    • Tuesday, February 8 through Wednesday, February 9 (in person audition and interview)

  • Dance
    • MFA
      Tuesday, December 14 – online interview as a component of prescreening
    • Wednesday and Thursday, January 12 and 13 – in-person audition by invitation

  • Entrepreneurship & Leadership
    • Certificate in Arts Entrepreneurship & Leadership
      Arranged Individually

  • Jazz
    • Masters 
      Thursday, January 20 (in person)
      Friday, January 21 (in person)
      Thursday, January 27 (online/Zoom)
      Friday, January 28 (in person)
    • DMA
      Friday, January 28 (in person)

  • Music Education
    • Doctoral
      Monday, January 24 (online/Zoom)
      Monday, January 31 (online/Zoom)
    • Masters (Academic Year)
      Monday, January 10 (online/Zoom)
    • Masters (Summer)
      Monday, March 7 (online/Zoom)

The PhD in Music Theory does not have an interview component. For the PhD in Composition & Music Theory, see the Composition dates above.

The PhD in Ethnomusicology and the PhD in Musicology do not have an interview component.

The dates below are representative of the Organ department’s in-person audition dates, as well as online interview dates for those who elect to submit a recorded audition.

  • Organ
    • Doctoral
      Friday, February 4
      Friday, February 11
    • Masters
      Friday, February 4
      Friday, February 11
  • Sacred Music 
    • Doctoral
      Friday, February 4
      Friday, February 11
  • Carillon 
    • Masters
      Friday, February 4
      Friday, February 11
  • Harpsichord 
    • Doctoral
      Friday, February 4
      Friday, February 11
    • Masters & Specialist
      Friday, February 4
      Friday, February 11

  • MA in Media Arts
    Friday, February 4 (in-person OR online/Zoom)
  • PhD in Performing Arts Technology
    Friday, February 11 (online/Zoom)

  • Collaborative Piano
    • Doctoral
      Friday, February 4, 2022 in-person audition by invitation
      Friday, February 18, 2022 in-person audition by invitation
      Saturday, February 19, 2022 online audition by invitation
    • Masters & Specialist
      Friday, February 4, 2022 in-person audition by invitation
      Friday, February 18, 2022 in-person audition by invitation
      Saturday, February 19, 2022 online audition by invitation
  • Piano Performance
    • Doctoral
      Wednesday, February 23 (in person)
      Thursday, February 24 (in person)
      Friday, February 25 (in person)
    • Masters & Specialist
      Thursday, February 3 (in person)
      Thursday, February 10 (in person)
      Friday, February 11 (in person)
  • Piano Pedagogy & Performance
    • Doctoral (updated 2/2021)
      Thursday, February 17 (in person OR online/Zoom)
      Friday, February 18 (in person OR online/Zoom)
    • Masters
      Friday, January 28 (in person OR online/Zoom)

  • Cello
    • Doctoral
      TBD
    • Masters & Specialist
      Thursday, February 3 (online/Zoom)
      Friday, February 4 (in person)
      Saturday, February 5 (in person)
  • Double Bass
    • Doctoral
      CLOSED
    • Masters & Specialist
      Thursday, February 3 (in person)
      Friday, February 4 (in person)
      Sunday, February 6 (online/Zoom)
  • Harp
    • Doctoral
      TBD
    • Masters & Specialist
      Thursday, February 3 (in person)
      Friday, February 4 (in person)
      Saturday, February 5 (online/Zoom)
  • Viola
    • Doctoral
      TBD
    • Masters & Specialist
      Thursday, January 27 (online/Zoom)
      Friday, January 28 (in person)
      Saturday, January 29 (in person)
  • Violin
    • Doctoral
      TBD
    • Masters & Specialist
      TBD

  • Voice
    • Doctoral
      Saturday, February 19 (in person)
    • Masters & Specialist
      Friday, January 14 (in person)
      Friday, January 21 (in person)
      Friday, January 28 (in person)
      Friday, February 4 (online/Zoom)
      Friday, February 11 (in person)

  • Bassoon
    • Doctoral
      Friday, February 18 (in person)
    • Masters & Specialist
      Thursday, January 27 (online/Zoom)
      Friday, January 28 (in person)
      Thursday, February 3 (online/Zoom)
      Friday, February 4 (in person)
  • Clarinet
    • Doctoral
      CLOSED
    • Masters & Specialist
      Friday, January 28 (in person)
      Friday, February 4 (online/Zoom)
  • Euphonium
    • Doctoral
      CLOSED
    • Masters & Specialist
      Thursday, February 3 (in person)
      Friday, February 4 (in person)
      Saturday, February 5 (online/Zoom)
  • Flute
    • Doctoral
      CLOSED
    • Masters & Specialist
      Wednesday, February 2 (in person)
      Thursday, February 3 (in person)
      Friday, February 4 (online/Zoom)
  • French Horn
    • Doctoral
      Friday, February 18 (in person)
    • Masters & Specialist
      Thursday, February 3 (in person)
      Friday, February 4 (in person)
      Thursday, February 10 (in person)
      Friday, February 11 (online/Zoom)
  • Oboe
    • Doctoral
      CLOSED
    • Masters & Specialist 
      Thursday, January 27 (in person)
      Friday, January 28 (in person)
      Wednesday, February 2 (online/Zoom)
  • Percussion
    • Doctoral
      Thursday, January 27 (in person)
      Thursday, February 10 (online/Zoom)
    • Masters & Specialist
      Thursday, January 27 (in person)
      Thursday, February 10 (online/Zoom)
  • Saxophone
    • Doctoral
      Friday, February 18 (in person)
    • Masters & Specialist
      Thursday, February 3 (in person)
      Friday, February 4 (in person)
      Friday, February 18 (in person)
      Saturday, February 19 (online/Zoom)
  • Trombone
    • Doctoral
      CLOSED
    • Masters & Specialist
      Thursday, January 20 (in person)
      Thursday, January 27 (in person)
      Thursday, February 3 (in person)
      Friday, February 4 (online/Zoom)
  • Trumpet
    • Doctoral
      CLOSED
    • Masters & Specialist
      Monday, February 14 (in person)
      Tuesday, February 15 (in person)
      Wednesday, February 16 (online/Zoom)
  • Tuba
    • Doctoral
      CLOSED
    • Masters & Specialist
      Thursday, February 3 (in person)
      Friday, February 4 (in person)
      Saturday, February 5 (online/Zoom)